Minnesota Timberwolves Tickets
The Minnesota Timberwolves, often called by their nickname the T-Wolves, are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This NBA team was first added as an expansion team in 1989 and since they were first founded have remained in their home city of Minneapolis. The team was added to replace the Minneapolis Lakers who left the city in 1960 for Los Angeles. The Timberwolves currently play in the Western Conference of the NBA (National Basketball Association) and are part of the Northwest Division.
When they first came together as a team the Minnesota Timberwolves played their home game in the Metrodome in Minneapolis until their new arena, now named the Target Center was unveiled in 1990. The Timberwolves still play in this home arena today. The Minnesota Timberwolves are known for their iconic wolf mascot and logo and for their slue and grey uniforms. They are also known for drawing in huge numbers of fans and have set numerous attendance records within the NBA.
The Minnesota Timberwolves got off to a slow start when they first formed in the late 1980s as nearly all other NBA expansion teams did. However, the team same a quick turnaround in 1995 when they famously drafted NBA legend Kevin Garnett. The drafting of Garnett is seen as one of the most important moments in the early history of the Minnesota Timberwolves and since this moment they have found much more success in the league. Beginning in 1997 the Minnesota Timberwolves made the NBA playoffs eight consecutive times. In 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves also went on to win their first division championship and went on to the Western Conference Finals.
Although they are young by NBA standards the Minnesota Timberwolves have still made a great impact on the NBA today. After trading Kevin Garnett the Minnesota Timberwolves began focusing on developing more talent and on establishing themselves as a major entity with in the NBA. With the addition of big players such as Michael Beasley, Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio the team managed to create a new reputation for themselves in the league as a team that was meant to be reckoned with; a reputation they look to continue to develop as they work on establishing themselves as a force within the NBA.